Beverley and Holderness MP, Graham Stuart, is launching a Parliamentary Coronavirus Memorial Quilt Competition for his constituents in Beverley and Holderness.
The Parliamentary Coronavirus Memorial Quilt is a cross-party project that is being led by Dawn Butler MP to encourage the Parliamentary community to come together in a sign of unity in memory of all those loved and lost during the pandemic. Each MP has been asked to provide a square patchwork block measuring 6 inches square to the quilt to represent what the experience of the pandemic has meant to them. These blocks will then be pieced together to form a quilt that represents the multitude of experiences during this time whilst also demonstrating unity through a single quilt.
Graham Stuart is asking his constituents to take up the opportunity to create the patchwork block that will represent Beverley and Holderness on this quilt, and his favourite one will be included in this historic cross-party project.
To enter this competition, please make a patchwork block measuring 6 inch square either by knitting, crocheting or using felt. This block should represent you and your experiences of this time. You may wish to choose a soft fabric because it has brought you comfort, or a colour that has meaning to you during this time, or a logo that represents your experiences. This is an opportunity for you to be creative, learn a new skill and to commemorate your experiences.
Although not compulsory Graham would like you to write something down on a piece of paper to explain a bit about your block. This might be why you’ve chosen that fabric, how you felt stitching it, what you stitched, how this past year has been for you and/or any other information. The explanation accompanying the successful entry will be brought together into a memory album book to keep alongside the quilt.
Please send your entry by post with your patchwork block, piece of paper explaining the reasoning for the design of your block, name and address to 9 Cross Street, Beverley, HU17 9AX by Friday 3rd June 2022 and Graham’s favourite entry will be included on the quilt.